See that’s the trouble as I’ve tried to think about what to highlight on the blog, here. Everything’s new, so where do I start!
I’ve decided to start with an overview of everything, just to give you a general idea of what we’ve got and where we are headed!
All of the fabric at Knots & Bolts is 100% cotton quilt shop quality fabric.
A very few bolts are priced at $4.50 per half yard — right now that’s just the Maywood Studios fabric.
We’ve got several colors of their Shadowplay fabrics, and some of the Cottage Garden by Willowberry Lane fabrics (the rest is still on order!) The Shadow Play line is a nice line of a marbled texture — almost solid, but not quite. Cottage Garden has a very pretty floral focal piece, the scan doesn’t even do it justice:
The rest of the fabric? If you’ve been to the site, you know: it’s only $2.49 per half yard! (That’s $4.98 per yard…) Once upon a time, it all sold for $8 or $9/ yard, but I have found a source for closeout fabric, which is how I’m able to sell these older fabrics (that are still great quality) at such a great price.
Right now you can look at the whole swath of fabrics at one go: Value Fabric, or you can view it by Color or by Manufacturer. As we get more fabric, we’ll start adding Theme categories, too, so you’ll be able to look at all of our florals, or all of the Christmas fabric.
One last special deal to mention about the fabric: if you like to collect fat quarters, you can order one of our Baker’s Dozen fat quarter bundles — let us pick out 13 fat quarters from our collection, and you can have 13 for the price of 12! If you order more than one bundle, we’ll make sure you don’t get any duplicates!
We’ve got so much yummy yarn. I haven’t been much of a knitter until lately, but right now, I’m salivating over the yarn. I’m ready to make something in every single color and fiber.
You can browse our yarns by color, by fiber, by manufacturer or by weight.
Most of our yarn comes from Cascade.
Our 100% wool staple yarn is Cascade 220. This is the yarn that is top of the charts at Ravelry. We have 55 colors in stock, and there are over 200 colors available. If we don’t have the color you want, we’ll gladly order it! This yarn felts beautifully, has a nice, consistent texture and even color.
We have a number of great sock yarns, including some from Cascade, Opal, King Cole and Brown Sheep Company. Here’s a look at my favorite. I could just eat this up. This is Heritage Sock Yarn, in a handpainted version called Aqua Sol:
Our most exotic yarn is called Pastaza. It’s a Llama/Wool blend. This color is called Ruby.
There’s more, of course — I could keep going for pages, but I’m probably wearing you out.
Notions and Patterns
But I can’t wrap this up with drawing your attention to our notions category, which includes knitting needles from Inox and Clover, as well as Boye crochet hooks, and a variety of other necessities for knitting/crochet and sewing.
We don’t have a lot of patterns and books yet, but we do have a few — we’ve got some knitting, some quilting, as well as some other crafts, plus more on the way, soon!
Well, if you’ve made it this far, I thank you for staying with me! Most of you who are reading right now have probably already seen a coupon, but this one is special for those of you actually reading the new blog, and it’s a much shorter term:
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Happy quilting, knitting, crocheting or whatever else you like to do!